I have a first-class honours degree in International Development from the University of Liverpool, a MSc in Cross-Cultural Research Methods and a PhD in Social Anthropology from the University of Sussex. My doctoral and ongoing research is focused on labour, migration, craftwork, and Islam in India and the Gulf. I also have publications in progress examining urban space, marginalisation and the socio-economic position of Indian Muslims. Additionally, I have emerging research interests focusing on the role of paperwork and other documents in constructing citizenship and forms of marginalisation in India. I have substantial teaching experience across a range of formats including seminars, lectures and dissertation supervision at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. My research interests are broad ranging but primarily focus on provisional urban spaces in North India and the patterns of migration, sociality, and economy that emerge in these contexts.